Gezina – An illegal street race on Voortrekker Road in Gezina, Pretoria ended in tragedy when one of the cars crashed into a sidewalk, injuring pedestrians on Sunday morning.
The reckless event occurred before the eyes of stunned onlookers and was caught on video, quickly making rounds on social media.
The footage circulating on social media reveals a Mazda MX-5 being flanked by two BMW sedans, setting the stage for the dangerous race.
Traffic is backed up as the vehicles are blocking the road.
As the participants finally revved their engines, a Ford Ranger bakkie joined the high-speed contest, further intensifying the risky competition.
The cars, with their drivers vying for supremacy, roar down Voortrekker Road.
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In a heart-stopping moment captured on video, the Mazda MX-5 abruptly lost control, careening into the left sidewalk with a terrifying crash.
Pedestrians who happened to be nearby at the time bore the brunt of the collision.
Pictures shared on social media showed one pedestrian with severe injuries, including a foot that was tragically severed in the impact.
Emergency services were swiftly dispatched to the scene, attending to the injured pedestrian and assessing the extent of the damage.
The incident has reignited concerns about illegal street racing in Gezina and its impact on public safety.
As more information becomes available, this article will be updated to provide a comprehensive account of the incident and its aftermath.